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    Default why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    Because it has a full keyboard. Next question.
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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    Because it isn't 1998 anymore.
    Google it.
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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziptied View Post
    Because it isn't 1998 anymore.
    my thoughts exactly.
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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    he's talking about t9 dialer, not typing. like you are trying to call michael, all you have to type is 6(MNO) 4(GHI) 4(GHI). and the name will come up, very helpful. i don't know why android doesn't have it, htc sense skin has it. this is the one feature i def miss for going to pure android.
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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    You mean like if you want to call Steve you dial 78383? It does that....I do it all the time. Just make sure you tap on the person's name before you dial, otherwise you'll just call 78383.
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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    Quote Originally Posted by klau25 View Post
    he's talking about t9 dialer, not typing. like you are trying to call michael, all you have to type is 6(MNO) 4(GHI) 4(GHI). and the name will come up, very helpful. i don't know why android doesn't have it, htc sense skin has it. this is the one feature i def miss for going to pure android.
    If you mean that starting to type names pops up a list of contacts that you can choose from, then yes, that's a cool feature I'm missing from TouchWiz, too. Is there an app that can patch that back in?

    EDIT: A quick search found this, amongst others: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cnRkaWFsZXIiXQ..

    It's a replacement dialer. It appears there are tons to choose from.
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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    Quote Originally Posted by DirkBelig View Post
    If you mean that starting to type names pops up a list of contacts that you can choose from, then yes, that's a cool feature I'm missing from TouchWiz, too. Is there an app that can patch that back in?
    yeah, there's app that does it, not sure how good they are.
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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    People about Sense, but this is one of those good things it has. I just use Holo Launcher on top of it.

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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

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    Use an app like this, or if you have root access there is a stock dialer with T9 added to it.

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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    Just download Dialer One. It's free and does exactly what you want. That's one of the great things about the Android platform...plenty of apps to let you do whatever you want with your phone.
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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    Every skin has a T9 dialer. No major manufacturer would make a phone without it. It's nothing special. The article is about pure Android (Nexus devices).

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    Default Re: why doesn't android have a t9 dialer?

    on ICS, don't know about jellybean, there's a widget for direct dial to a contact...you can put a number of these widgets in a folder on a home screen for one touch dialing...well actually two touches if grouped into a folder...one for a single widget on home screen..

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